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|Public Law 85-34||Rock Hill, S. C. Acquisition of certain Indian lands.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Catawba Indian Tribe of South Carolina is authorized to sell to the city of Rock Hill, South Carolina, a tract of approximately forty-nine acres of land in the Catawba Indian Reservation for a consideration mutually agreeable to the parties and to the Secretary of the Interior. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to execute such conveyancing instrument as may be appropriate for that purpose. If a negotiated sale cannot be effected prior to July 1, 1958, the city is authorized to acquire the land by eminent domain proceedings in accordance with the laws of South Carolina in an action against the United States filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of South Carolina. The payment or distribution of the proceeds from any sale or condemnation pursuant to this Act shall not be subject to any lien; except for debts owed to the United States or to Indian organizations indebted to the United States, and shall not be taxable.
The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, but only after securing the consent of the Catawba Indian Tribe thereto, to grant to the city of Rock Hill an immediate right of entry on such land pending the completion of a sale or condemnation action.
Approved, May 17, 1957.